Introducing i20 N, Hyundai’s first light hot hatchback, and the third knockout punch from the acclaimed N Division. Don’t be fooled by its featherweight proportions – i20 N can run with its N stablemates, delivering its speed and performance with a fun personality that turns every trip into a Special Stage.
Namyang and Nürburgring-honed to deliver a ‘corner rascal’ flavour, i20 N has plenty of dynamic tricks in its repertoire, and it’s ready to hit the track straight from the showroom. At the same time, i20 N’s European light hatchback basis means it gives customers a cleverly practical everyday performance car, complete with a 10.25-inch colour Supervision digital cluster and 10.25-inch satellite navigation infotainment unit featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. In addition, i20 N is packed with SmartSense TM safety and driver-focused N technologies.
Offered in a single feature-packed grade, i20 N is powered by a 150kW turbocharged 1.6 litre with overboost function driving the front wheels via a six-speed manual and mechanical LSD.
“We are excited to introduce the i20 N compact hot hatchback, joining its siblings the i30 N and Kona N,” says Hyundai New Zealand General Manager, Chris Blair. “i20 N is playful, really fun to drive and quite intuitive to drive as well. With an array of convenience and connectivity features, and SmartSense TM safety and N driving technologies, it’s a racetrack-capable everyday performance car.”
Mr. Blair adds, “To celebrate its arrival we’re launching the i20 N with an exclusive offer to reward the early adopters and true N enthusiasts. i20 N orders taken to date, and up to 31 March 2022 will come with an amazing Hyundai New Zealand Rally Experience Package, including a rally ride with world rally driver Hayden Paddon, hospitality to WRC Rally New Zealand, plus more.”
i20 N: Range Overview
i20 N is offered in a single grade with hot-hatch high-performance standard, along with an extensive list of safety, connectivity, and convenience features. Beneath the bonnet, a SmartStream 150kW, 275Nm 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine provides the firepower, and features Flat Power tuning, an active variable exhaust, a rev-matching function, plus N Mode and N Grin Control System.
The potent four-cylinder puts its power down via a six-speed manual and a mechanical limited-slip diff (LSD), while a performance brake package is designed to handle extensive on-track punishment. A Namyang- and Nürburgring-honed suspension ensures i20 N punches well above its weight on a backroad – or the racetrack.
Setting i20 N apart visually are a full body kit featuring a rear spoiler, 18-inch wheels wrapped in bespoke Pirelli P Zero HN tyres, and bright LED headlights and taillights.
Inside there are sports front bucket seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and alloy sports pedals. Headlining the in-cabin tech are a 10.25-inch colour Supervision digital virtual instrument cluster and a 10.25-inch satellite navigation infotainment unit featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, Bose eight-speaker audio and a DAB+ digital radio. There’s also a wireless (Qi standard) smartphone charging pad, a Smart key with push button start, and
climate control air-conditioning.
This sounds like ALOT of fun – stay-tuned for when we get a closer look